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Chromeo x Mayer Hawthorne

Whoa whoa this is way too smooth for the web. Bravo Mayer Hawthorne for bringing back the ways of Yacht Rock. I see what you did there Mr. Hawthorne with the little musical allusions to The Spinner’s “I’ll Be Around” and Steely Dan “Do It Again”. I know your secrets…

Download:
When The Night Falls (Mayer Hawthorne Cover) by Chromeo

Steely Dan – Do it Again
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/AUG%202011/01%20Do%20It%20Again.mp3]

The Spinners – I’ll Be Around
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/AUG%202011/03%20I’ll%20Be%20Around.mp3]

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Vince Guaraldi x Mayer Hawthorne

Here is Mayer Hawthorne doing a soulful rendition of my favorite Christmas song by the one and only Vince Guaraldi. I even listen to this when Christmas time is not here along with the synth intro to Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmas Time”. Enjoy!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Be on the look out next week for Asian Dan’s Guestlist: Top 10 of 2010 with some special guest bloggers.

Download: Mayer Hawthorne – Christmas Time is Here

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Mayer Hawthorne : I Need You

Mayer Hawthorne returns with a cover of an “Otis Leavill” track with the help of Nottz – marking a slight return to Mr. Hawthorne’s hip hop roots. “I Need You” is a lovely LA feeling summer jam, just in time as August arrives and summer slowly winds down.

Buy the amazing etched 12″ inch with artwork by Freegums, here

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Aug%202010/mayerhawthorne-ineedyou.mp3]
Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You

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Snoop Dogg x Mayer Hawthorne

Pure class. The Gentlemen Funk has arrive. A pairing of massive straight G proportion. Snoop Dogg enlists Mayer Hawthorne to add yet some more class and swagger to his track “Gangsta Luv”. The way Mayer Hawthorne’s lofty falsetto just falls over the 16th note hi-hat groove and bassline just puts me in G mood.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/March%202010/Snoop%20Dogg%20featuring%20Mayer%20Hawthorne%20-%20Gangsta%20Luv%20_G-Mix_.mp3]
Snoop Dogg – Gangsta Luv (Mayer Hawthorne G-Mix)

Bonus:
Mayer Hawthorne’s cover of fellow Stones Throw label mate James Pants. A slow jam of epic proportions.
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/March%202010/mayerhawthorne-thinmoon.mp3]
Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon (James Pants Cover)

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Mayer Hawthorne as Haircut “1000 Paper Planes”

As a gift to his Twitter followers Mayer Hawthorne decided to give away an old track from his more beat oriented days under his old moniker DJ Haircut. This track is a very Stones Throw sounding track with its unquantized/Dilla-esque sounding drums and a smooth bassline that reminds me of Dam Funk. This is yet more proof of how talented Mr. Hawthorne is at capturing the key elements of the genres of music he tries to recreate.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Feb%202010/Haircut-1000-Paper-Cranes.mp3]
DJ Haircut – 1000 Paper Planes

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Mayer Hawthorne x Classixx

Wow. I love you Classixx.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Oct%202009/greeneyedlove-classixx-remix.mp3]
Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

Cheers, Stones Throw

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Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’

Ever since I discovered Mayer Hawthorne last fall I have been on a look out for when this white boy was going to release an album. Somehow he is able to turn what should be just a novelty act into an honest and respectable homage to soul. Dig it.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Aug%202009/mayerhawthorne-youreasylovin.mp3]
Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’

“A Strange Arrangement” out 10.6.2009 on Stones Throw.

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Classixx KCRW Mix

Classixx dropped into KCRW’s Raul Campos show the other day to drop some smooth disco musical knowledge for all of us. I am also quite excited about their upcoming remix of Mayer Hawthorne!

Download: Classixx KCRW Mix

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Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthrone cleans up quite well. This tune is a lot more polished and has that modernized R&B sound, not as gritty as “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” but still as good. Stones Throw can do no wrong.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/May%202009/Mayer%20Hawthorne%20-%20Maybe%20so%20Maybe%20no.mp3]
Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

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